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Almost all adults above the age of 20 will develop at least one cavity during their lifetimes, which is why Dr. Alan Mulandi and recommend that all dental patients educate themselves about how to defend against cavity formation.

What exactly is a cavity?

A cavity is a small hole that forms in your teeth as a result of acids eating away at the outer surface of your teeth, the enamel. Acids form in your mouth when you fail to remove foods which become trapped between your teeth, and those foods are broken down by bacteria into acids and other substances. Your Eastern Slope dental team wants to help you make sure to prevent this pesky erosion.

How to deal with plaque

Your first line of defense against plaque is a good program of oral hygiene, which includes brushing, flossing, and rinsing your teeth after meals to eliminate all those trapped food particles. Secondly, you should see your Conway, NH dentist every six months, so that any developing situations can be caught early and dealt with. Don’t hesitate to stop by for a cleaning and keep your mouth in top shape — your teeth will thank you!

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